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Pets can be great companions, but they can also take a toll on your HVAC system. Pet hair and dander can clog air filters, fur can get into ducts and vents and accidents may occur in the home. Here are tips pet owners should follow to maintain their HVAC systems in Kinston, NC:

Change Your Air Filter Regularly

The most important thing you can do to maintain your HVAC system as a pet owner is to change your air filter regularly. Pet hair and dander can quickly clog an air filter. As a result, it can reduce the efficiency of your HVAC system, causing it to work harder than necessary. As a general rule, it’s recommended to change your air filter at least once every 90 days.

Vacuum Ducts and Vents

Pet fur can get into ducts and vents, leading to clogs and blockages. To prevent this, vacuum the inside of your ducts and vents when you change the air filter on your HVAC system. During maintenance, HVAC experts will also check for fur and debris in the ducts.

Clean Pet Bedding

Pet beds can also cause issues for your HVAC system. Pet hair, dander and dirt will collect on the bedding and circulate throughout your home’s air. To ensure that pet bedding isn’t causing any problems with your HVAC system, make sure to clean it, including vacuuming around the bedding regularly.

Have Your HVAC System Professionally Inspected

Having your HVAC system professionally inspected regularly can help keep it running smoothly, even with pets in the home. An inspection will catch any potential issues and address them before they become major problems.

At J & J Mechanical, Inc., we have provided heating and air conditioning services to families for years, and our service technicians are fully trained and certified to handle all your HVAC needs. We understand the unique challenges that pet owners face when it comes to maintaining their HVAC systems, which is why we recommend regular inspections. Call us today to schedule an appointment.

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